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standardized testing? Bubble THIS in
"My kids, before their schooling is
done and they begin their inevitable careers as underpaid but highly
esteemed bloggers, will have endured, at a minimum, the STAR test,
CAT/6, SAT, CAHSEE, and quite possibly the TACHS, COOP, SSAT, ISEE,
SHSAT, the FAB 4 and the Dave Clark 5..."
taxes is a breeze with Furbo Fax
"I just finished doing my tax returns
for this year, which I always try to do in March so that I have
plenty of time to recover from the nausea before hay fever season
kicks in. I do my taxes with a computer program (I'll call it "Furbo
Fax"), which is great for automating the process of reminding
you how little money you make. First, it imports your return from
the previous year, briefly displaying a little pop-up screen which
says "Seriously? For a family of four?" and then creates
a new, blank return..."
"To celebrate Presidents Day, I have
asked a respected authority on presidential history, Bill N. Committee,
to join me and answer some questions, because he is as highly qualified
on the subject as he is fictitious. Bill, as we honor our presidents
on Monday, what should we remember, as we look back on the forty-odd
men who have held this high office?..."